Melyssa Ford has teamed up with Shoe Revolt and TheHipHopDiva.com to host The House That Hip Hop Built: Distinctive Diva Edition, a BET Awards weekend charity event (in LA), which will help raise awareness and funds to end human sex trafficking. This is the latest in a series of successful events created by Keisha Zackery, CEO/Founder of TheHipHopDiva.com. It will honor Monie Love, Cynthia Horner, Trina and more women who are also in support of the cause. Here, Ford talks about why the charity is important to her, how she deals with the negative stigma of having been a video model, her own charity organization, Less is More, and empowering young women and girls.
The House That Hip Hop Built will be utilized as a platform to raise awareness and funds to end sex trafficking. Shoe Revolt sells donated new (or gently) worn shoes via their website with 100% profits given to anti-trafficking initiatives to eradicate sex trafficking for good. Previous celebrity partners include Sarah Jessica Parker and Sanaa Lathan.